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[SG20] "constinit" seems to be very confusing

From: Nicolai Josuttis <nico_at_[hidden]>
Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2020 16:07:23 +0100
Starting to learn and document C++20, I just realized that
the keyword "constinit" seems very confusing.
Every naive programmer would assume it means "init a const",
but it seems the const is simply wrong; it is the opposite.
Or as Jonathan Müller wrote in a talk:
  constinit = constexpr - const

Now I wonder how to teach that.
Could somebody elaborate please why we have chosen this name
and what is the best way to make this name plausible to ordinary


Nicolai M. Josuttis

Received on 2020-11-22 09:07:39